Questionnaires were sent todrivers and analysis was done on the 36, who responded.
In fact, research indicates that drivers fail to process approximately 50 per cent of the visual information in their driving environment when they are using electronic communication devices. Research has also concluded that telephone conversations are much more distracting than in-vehicle conversations — perhaps because passengers can observe the road, provide warning, adjust conversation tone according to traffic conditions, and the like — while telephone conversations contain fewer pauses and demand greater cognitive resources.
Research evidence has shown that approximately one-quarter of crashes can be attributed to driver distraction: This can result in significant costs to society, such as: Drivers who get two or more distracted driving convictions in a three-year period are charged a Driver Risk Premium DRPwhich is billed annually and is separate from any insurance premiums you may have.
This amount will increase for each additional conviction. Find out more about how much this change will cost repeat offenders. Distracted driving is also a high risk driving infraction that triggers early intervention and driving prohibitions through the Driver Improvement Program DIP.
Experienced drivers who incur two or more infractions within 12 months will be considered high risk and their driving records will be reviewed by DIP, potentially resulting in a month prohibition. Stricter limitations are imposed on drivers in the Graduated Licensing Program GLP as risks are demonstrated to be higher among new and young drivers due to a combination of inexperience, a tendency toward greater risk-taking, and significantly higher than average use of electronic devices — all combined, makes this group of drivers particularly vulnerable.
GLP drivers who incur one distracted driving infraction will also be considered high-risk, and will be reviewed by DIP, potentially receiving a month prohibition.
They may also be subject to longer prohibitions for subsequent infractions. For GLP drivers, violation tickets can be issued for any electronic distraction, including hands-free devices, and always comes with 4 penalty points.
As well, the driving record of any GLP driver with 3 points or more — from distracted driving or other offences — will automatically undergo a review by the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles — see the Driver Improvement Program page for more information.
If the Superintendent issues a driving prohibition to a driver in the Novice stage, the month Novice driving period starts over when the prohibition ends and the novice driver gets re-licensed.Using sensor data from more than 3 million drivers and billion miles of trips, driving analytics company Zendrive found drivers are using their phones on 88 percent of their journeys.
Mobile phone use while driving is common, but it is widely considered dangerous due to its potential for causing distracted driving and accidents.
Due to the number of accidents that are related to conducting calls on a phone and texting while driving. Thousands have Died in Crashes Involving Cell Phone Use. Many distractions exist while driving, but cell phones are a top distraction because so many drivers use them for long periods of time each day.
This chart outlines state distracted driving laws. Some localities have additional regulations.
Enforcement type is also noted. Hand-held Cell Phone Use: 16 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands prohibit all drivers from using hand-held cell phones while ph-vs.com are primary enforcement laws—an officer may cite a driver for using a hand-held cell phone without any.
Last updated: September 6, Cell phone, text messaging news: Arizona’s first statewide texting & driving law went into effect July 1, State Sen.
Karen Fann’s SB prohibits novice drivers from using wireless communications devices in the first six months of licensing. NSC recommends policies that prohibit both hands-free and handheld devices while driving to reduce the risk of crashes.
Learn why by downloading the free white paper, "Understanding the distracted brain: Why driving while using hands-free cell phones is risky behavior.".